Crassula perforata ‘String of Buttons’ Care Guide
About Crassula perforata ‘String of Buttons’
Crassula perforata is also known as ‘Necklace Vine’ and is native to South Africa. It chases its light source and will either grow straight up, turning into a small bush or if grown in a hanging planter underneath a patio cover will trail over the sides of the pot. Crassula perforata is a scrambling succulent that grows through and over other bushes.
Crassula perforata blooms tiny flowers on the ends of its branches in the summer. After the flowers have dried up, cut them off and the branches will continue to grow and will probably multiply to create a fuller plant.
Crassula perforata propagates easily by stem cuttings. Simply clip the stem and stick it right back in dry succulent soil. It is best to take cuttings in the fall or spring.
The leaf margins often have reddish tinges when exposed to bright light. Crassula perforata is called ‘Necklace Vine’ because the leaves can be rotated around on the stem just like beads on a string or ‘String of Buttons’ because the opposing pairs of lower cordate leaves appear threaded onto the stems.
Bring it inside for the winter as it will not tolerate frost.